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Composer Christopher Young was born in Red Bank, New Jersey. After graduating from Hampshire College in Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music, Young went on to pursue his post-graduate studies at North Texas State University. After college Christopher moved to Los Angeles, California. He was originally a jazz drummer, but decided ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 17 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Sinister Composer
Swordfish Composer
Entrapment Composer
The Grudge Composer


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 2022 Cabinet of Curiosities (TV Series) (1 episode) (post-production)
- The Autopsy (2022)
 2022 Hellbox Origins (Short)
 2020 The Empty Man
 2019 Fanboy (Short)
 2019 Pet Sematary
 2018 One by One
 2017 A Symphony of Hope (Documentary)
 2017 Wilson's Heart (Video Game)
 2016 Tonight You Die (Short)
 2015 Hellraiser: Evolutions (Video documentary)
 2014 Dominion (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2014)
 2013 Love's Routine (Short)
 2013 The Smile Man (Short)
 2013 Saving Norman (Short)
 2012 Scary or Die
 2012 The Baytown Outlaws (as Chistopher Young)
 2012 The Ghostmaker (main theme and coffin music by)
 2012/I Sinister
 2011 The Rum Diary (music by)
 2011 Priest
 2010 When in Rome
 2009 The Saboteur (Video Game)
 2009 Love Happens
 2009/I Creation
 2009 The Uninvited
 2008 The Informers
 2008 Sleepwalking
 2008 Untraceable
 2007 Lucky You
 2007 Spider-Man 3 (score by)
 2007 Ghost Rider (music by)
 2006 Helen at Risk (Video short)
 2006 The Grudge 2 (music by)
 2006 Tales from the Grudge (Video short)
 2005 When Chucky Became Mary (Short) (original music by)
 2005 Beauty Shop
 2004 The Grudge (music by)
 2004 Something the Lord Made (TV Movie)
 2003 Shortcut to Happiness (music by)
 2003 Runaway Jury
 2003 The Core (music by)
 2002 The Tower
 2002 The Country Bears (music by)
 2001 Bandits (music by)
 2001 Swordfish (music by)
 2001 The Warden (TV Movie)
 2000 The Gift
 2000 Hellbound: Hellraiser II - Lost in the Labyrinth (Video documentary short)
 2000 Hellraiser: Resurrection (Video documentary short)
 2000 Wonder Boys
 1999 The Hurricane
 1999 In Too Deep
 1999 Entrapment
 1998 Urban Legend
 1998 Judas Kiss
 1998 Rounders
 1998 Hush
 1998 Hard Rain
 1997 The Man Who Knew Too Little (as Chris Young)
 1996 Set It Off
 1996 Norma Jean & Marilyn (TV Movie)
 1996 Unforgettable
 1995 Copycat (music by)
 1995 Virtuosity
 1995 Species
 1993 Dream Lover
 1993 The Dark Half (music by)
 1992 Clive Barker: The Art of Horror (Video documentary short)
 1992 Jennifer 8
 1992 Rapid Fire
 1992 The Vagrant (music by)
 1990 Bright Angel
 1990 Last Flight Out (TV Movie)
 1990 Max and Helen (TV Movie)
 1989 Vietnam War Story: The Last Days (segments "Last Outpost, The", "Dirty Work")
 1989 The Fly II
 1988 Hellbound: Hellraiser II (music by)
 1988 Bat*21
 1988 The Telephone
 1987 B-17: The Flying Fortress (Video short)
 1987 U-Boats: The Wolfpack (Video documentary short)
 1987 Hellraiser (music composed by)
 1987 Vietnam War Story (TV Series)
 1987 American Harvest (TV Movie)
 1986 Torment
 1986 Getting Even
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Monsters!/A Small Talent for War/A Matter of Minutes (1986) ... (segments "'A Small Talent for War'", "'A Matter of Minutes'")
 1985 Wizards of the Lost Kingdom (as Chris Young)
 1985 Barbarian Queen (as Chris Young)
 1985 DEFCON-4 (as Chris Young)
 1984 The Oasis (as Chris Young)
 1984 The Power (as Chris Young)
 1982 Highpoint (as Chris Young)
 1982 The Dorm That Dripped Blood (as Chris Young)
 1968 Robby (1988)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Composed two pieces of music in the avant-garde style known as "musique concrete" called "Masses" and "Black Dragon"

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Alternate Names:

Chistopher Young | Chris Young


Anne Atkins Young  (divorced)

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I'm into horror pictures because I love the fear of being alone in the dark, and I'd recommend that to any composer who wants to work in this genre. When I was younger I'd make a point of driving to the middle of nowhere, and spending an evening with just me, the wind, and the moon. Your skin crawls up an octave. This is what I tap into when I'm working on horror films. I'm just afraid a time ... See more »


Was nominated for Film Composer of the Year in 2009 by the International Film Music Critics Association.

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